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Four Step Process of Discovery as applied to Case C
MORYA COMES TO BOMBAY ON AUGUST 4, 1880
What is your interpretation of Olcott's testimony about this encounter with this Master?
Hypotheses, possible explanations for experience
Evidence (collected & analyzed)
Interpreting and drawing conclusions
|Olcott writes that on August 4, 1880:
". . . a Mahatma visited H.P.B., and I was called in to see him before he left. He dictated a long and important letter to an influential friend of ours at Paris, and gave me important hints about the management of current Society affairs. I left him [the Mahatma] sitting in H.P.B.'s room...." [Old Diary Leaves, Volume II, 1972 printing, p. 208]
Olcott's actual handwritten diary for August 4, 1880 reads:
"M [orya] here this evening & wrote to Fauvety of Paris. He says 5000 English troops killed in Afghanistan in the recent battle.
|1. Olcott perhaps was simply lying and this
whole experience never actually happened.
2. Olcott was possibly duped by a confederate hired by Blavatsky to personate a Master.
3. Olcott was perhaps hypnotized by Blavatsky to see this "imaginary" adept.
4. Olcott was maybe under the influence of drugs & hallucinated the whole experience.
5. Olcott possibly met a real physical man who was an adept.
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Interpretations of Some of Henry S. Olcott's Encounters with the Masters